Adam Weston MBACP (Accred), NCFED(Accred)
Hello, name is Adam , I am the principle counsellor at Ceredigion Counselling Services.
I am a fully qualified clinical supervisor, counsellor, psychotherapist and accredited member of both the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and the NCFED (National Centre for Eating Disorders).
I describe myself as an integrative therapist, combing both my core "Person Centred" or "Humanistic" model with "CBT" approaches (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).
Some of the areas I work with include: anxiety, depression, alcohol and drug problems, eating disorders, weight loss coaching, anger management, stress, low self esteem, relationship counselling, historical family and childhood issues, grief, gambling problems.
Whatever the problem, whether a past, present or possible future issue, taking the time for ourselves to explore and reflect on the problem can enable us to identify our options and choices, empowering us to move on with our lives.
All appointments are treated in strict confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working in the therapeutic field for twenty years, in both the voluntary sector, working with people experiencing substance misuse problems and eating disorders, and their families, and in private practice running a general counselling service.
I supervise both trainee or newly qualified, and experienced counsellors, and have facilitated group supervision for agencies in Ceredigion, Powys and Pembrokeshire. Please visit my supervision profile for more information regarding my supervision practice.
Along side my private practice I currently provide psychotherapy for NHS staff in Ceredigion, clinical supervision for mental health specialists at Aberystwyth University student well being services and both qualified and trainee counsellors.
The training establishments I have attended over the years include Radbrook College, Shrewsbury, The National Centre for Eating Disorders, Esher, Surrey, CPPD Counselling School, London, Clouds House, Wiltshire.
My qualifications include-:
Certificate in Counselling Skills (2002)
Certificate in Reality Therapy (2003)
Diploma in Counselling (2004)
Advanced Diploma in Eating Disorders (2007)
Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders (2007)
Diploma in Integrative Clinical Supervision (2010)
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £45 per one hour session for individual counselling or clinical supervision.
Free initial telephone consultation.
Trainee counsellors £30 per one hour session.
Couples counselling £50 per one hour session.
Group supervision fees dependent on number of group participants.
Brief solution focused therapy or a longer term more person centred approach available.
Day time, evening, and weekend appointments available.
Skype and telephone counselling/supervision available for existing clients.
Counselling may help with any issue that we are dealing with:
Stress At times we can experience an overload of stress. This can be difficult to recognise and even more difficult to cope with. Counselling can help you identify the problem and develop the necessary means to change.
Depression Many people feel depressed at times. Some estimate that as many as 1 in 4 of us at some time in our life will experience depression. This may be due to a variety of reasons including money worries, relationship problems, grief or any other experience that may "bring you down". Depression may be more severe and dominate our life to the point where we find it hard to cope with even basic day to day functions.
Anxiety Anxiety can manifest in many different ways creating a debilitating state of fear which can stop us from functioning as well in our daily lives, affecting areas such as work, relationships and social activities. Exploring the reasons for our anxiety can enable us to develop coping mechanisms in order to alleviate our anxiety in stressful situations.
Anger Many people struggle with expressing anger. It may be that we say or do things when we are angry which cause upset to ourselves, loved ones, work colleagues and friends. Sometimes we can "internalise" our anger, keeping it bottled up. This can cause us to feel low, tired, or sometimes even depressed. We may seek to relieve our feelings with alcohol, drugs or food. Exploring our anger and its underlying causes in a safe place can be beneficial for ourselves and the people in our lives.
Alcohol and Drug Problems Many people experience problems with alcohol and/or drug abuse. I will help you explore your problem in a non judgmental manner, whether your goal is to learn to control your use or to abstain completely.
Eating Disorders Anorexia, bulimia and obesity can lead to life threatening health problems, isolating the sufferer from family and friends, sometimes leading to severe and complex emotional and psychological problems. Specialist eating disorder counselling can enable the sufferer to facilitate positive changes, working towards a healthier relationship with food.
Self esteem Many people experience low self esteem at times, often for a variety of different reasons. Counselling can help you to come to understand what drives low self esteem, allowing you the space and time to develop skills to address some of the underlying causes.
If you are experiencing these or any other issue, and would like to know more about the counselling services I offer, contact me for a confidential consultation, via either email or phone.